forsworn

2 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Forsworn \For*sworn"\, p. p. of {Forswear}.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Forswear \For*swear"\, verb (used with an object) [imp. {Forswore}; p. p. {Forsworn}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Forswearing}.] [OE. forsweren, forswerien, AS. forswerian; pref. for- + swerian to swear. See {For-}, and {Swear}, verb (used without an object)]

1. To reject or renounce upon oath; hence, to renounce earnestly, determinedly, or with protestations.

I . . . do forswear her. --Shak.

2. To deny upon oath.

Like innocence, and as serenely bold As truth, how loudly he forswears thy gold! --Dryden.

{To forswear one's self}, to swear falsely; to perjure one's self. "Thou shalt not forswear thyself." --Matt. v. 33.

Syn: See {Perjure}.


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